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  • The ‘culture wars’ are coming to Britain

    by Sunny
    21st May, 2008 at 5:05 pm    

    From my article today for CIF:

    It’s important first to understand how religious fundamentalists of all stripes work. In order to drive up their numbers, support and media attention, they need controversies and wedge issues to get the core base fired up. The British Christian fundamentalists are importing tactics from their religious counterparts in the US where gay rights and abortion have been used for decades to wage “culture wars” that have pushed the country to the right on social issues.

    Their plan in the UK will be the same. The human fertilisation and embryology controversy and the argument over hybrid embryos, abortion and gay rights is merely the start of a larger cultural battle that they will want to wage across Britain for years to come. Like Hizb ut-Tahrir and their Islamic caliphate pipe-dreams, this lobby is in it for the long haul.

    The time to sit on the fence on this issue is over because this isn’t just about abortion. Their agenda is clear - to take us back to the days of God’s rule and intolerant religious fundamentalism. If the Christian fundamentalists are getting organised to push through their homophobic and misogynist agenda, then liberals must also get organised.

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